Are you wondering how to practice your animal communication skills – and perhaps even whether how it’s going for you is ‘right’?

The good news is that this journey is different for everyone. I thought I’d share my own story; hopefully it reassures some of you!

I do think that Animal Communication is a learned skill, something that most people can do if they practice, and want it enough. Even those who are lucky enough to have been born with the ability to ‘hear’ animals talking to them need to practice, to really understand the information that they’re getting and what it means.

First off, think about any skills you have (or can develop) that would help you.

For me, I already had a lifetime passion for horses, and curiosity about what made them tick. I’d also been teaching various equine disciplines all my adult life. I’d done a couple of animal communication workshops, and also Reiki 1&2. (You can read more about me here.)

There are lots of books on animal communication that you could read, free trainings, and courses you can take. If you don’t have animals of your own, you could volunteer at a dog shelter, or local Riding for the Disabled – anything that gets you closer to animals (even if it’s just hanging out at the dog park to see what you can pick up!).

Practice, practice, practice!

If you only have 1 horse or pet, you could ask your friends if they mind you practicing with their animals. The more you practice, and the more feedback you get from the owners, the better.

One thing we do in my closed Facebook group is regular animal communication challenges. So that students get definitive feedback on their results, the challenges are set up so that we’re asking a question that the owner already knows the answer to. You could try that with friend’s animals too; get your friend to set you a challenge, or question to ask, so that they can give you feedback.

I was fortunate to already be teaching a high number of people when I started practicing my animal communication skills. So, I had access (with their permission) to lots of horses which definitely helped.

The process is different for everyone

I thought it would be useful to share how the journey went for me.

  • When I first became aware that I had access to a different level of information, I realised that to tune in to it I had to actually be touching the horse I wanted to connect to.

  • After practicing that way for a while, I started to be able to get the same connection without touching them, if I was in the arena with them – but only with those horses that I had previously touched and established that connection.

  • That led to me being able to connect with those same horses remotely, from my home.

  • When I’d practiced that for a while I suddenly ‘knew’ that I could probably connect remotely with horses I hadn’t previously touched. I asked my clients for some volunteer horses, that I’d never met, returning the info I received back to them for feedback.

    At every step of the way, the feedback I got from owners helped to confirm what I was doing and my understanding of the information I was receiving.

  • These days of course the volume and variety of animals I do sessions with professionally continues to solidify and expand my skills.

My biggest tip

Well, practice is still number one – but my next tip would be to keep a journal of your experiences and successes. It’s helpful to look back and see how things are actually developing and what progress you’re making.

Get more Animal Communication Tips here.

If you’re looking for more help in your journey, book a free 15 min chat here to discuss my mentoring sessions (3 online sessions with me, to ask all your questions and get guidance on your journey, plus homework, and email support).

Keep connecting with your horses,

Trisha x

About Trisha

Trisha Wren has been an equine professional for most of her adult life.  She rode, competed, and taught Western Riding for 15 years in Scotland, then taught horse and rider bio-mechanics in New Zealand and Australia for 10 years.  She’s been a full time horse and animal communicator since April 2016. Find out more about Trisha here and sign up for her self paced Animal Communication course here.